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Sooo I’m going to be on the Wendy Williams show tomorrow (5/6/14), I’m nervous, but excited to meet her– details on that below!

This post is for Kim who asked me to do a tutorial on making fake bangs with my braids. I have my hair braided with Yaki Pony hair, but this updo is possible for straight hair too if its long enough.

Okay, now for the Wendy Williams deets:

I purge my closet a lot but there are a few things I’ve just never gotten rid of. Some of them are way out of style and too small but I’ve been wanting to fit into them for so long, I couldn’t let them go. Other clothes are too big, but… honestly I keep them *just in case* I gain back any of the 55 pounds I’ve lost. Which in a weird way, gives me permission to go back to my old habits that weren’t good for me. So now it’s time to say goodbye!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to liberate my closet as part of the My Healthy™ Promise. I felt like My Healthy™ was all of the stuff we do with #PSPfit already (doctors visits, workouts, healthy foods), but adding the fun “Liberate Your Closet,” exercise was something I had never thought of before. “Liberate Your Closet” essentially encourages people to give away the clothes that are too big/small and hold us back from the path to optimal health.

I loved the idea of liberating my closet and donating items that were holding me back, and felt great after I did it. I also took the My Healthy™ Promise, which is a commitment to talk to my doctor about my weight, eat healthy and be active – things that a lot of us are already on the path to doing, but I’m proud to re-affirm my goals and join others on this mission. I’m looking forward to sharing my healthy moments on

Can we just take a moment and discuss how crazy it is that a Plus Size Princess gets to promote healthy living? We keep showing that big girls DO work out and eat healthy foods… I guess people are listening! Thanks to Eisai for the opportunity to join in the MyHealthy fun… More to come!

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  • laddibugg

    Your glasses are so CUTE!

    They run the Wendy show twice, I think in my area. I’ll have to see if I can catch it….

    • thebiggirlblog

      Awww thanks! Yes, it comes on in the morning here then again at 11pm on BET I think…

  • MsPink

    Oh CeCe, thank you so much!! I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me and the world. I too am on a healthy journey for some time now and wearing braids. I am always looking for new ways to style my braids! I love the video and cannot wait to try your tips on my braids. I love your blog posts, videos and PS Fit information. Thanks for sharing and all that you do!! Photo to come soon!! Kim!!

    • thebiggirlblog

      Hooray! Braids are the best thing for my workout schedule… I’m always happy to share… can’t wait to see how you look! xo

  • prettykitty

    I found that sometimes I didn’t liberate my closet not only because I didn’t want to lose things in case I gained back or finally did lose the weight to fit into my smaller items but because I wanted to get something back for what I had spent – it feels like your giving money away, and not getting anything back to buy more clothes that actually do fit. So after years of hoarding and filling my closet, I found a fashion/clothing swap group on facebook. You post the items you want to swap, and then find someone who has something you want – and you swap by mailing the items. It’s worked great and I’ve gotten some great peices of clothing back that actually fit! There are many of us out there with clothes that no longer fit us, and this got me something back that I could wear. Something for people to think about if they just dont want to give away clothes that still have a lot of wear left….and easier than using a site to sell clothes.

    • thebiggirlblog

      Totally! I’ve hosted closet purge parties and I ALWAYS give my stuff to stores/people who I know will appreciate it. Good advice!